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If you are in a position to be able to speak up, I don't think it's unreasonable at all to let your co-workers know that the lack of finality on the copy they give you is causing problems in the design workflow. One company I worked for, for example, never had a real in house designer before me, so they had no clue how to interact with me. Your situation may ...


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Am I missing something obvious with the lower case 'a' & 'e' that will make the angled terminals work the way i want? If by "work the way I want" you consider them be consistent, fluent and overall make an impression then your second solution is the one to go for. Why? First of all the first one doesn't exactly make a wow impression. As Milton ...


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In short, you have to begin at the bottom. What you seem to be describing there is the role of the creative director. It is good that you trust in your own abilities, but you must prove this to your employer and focusing on one area at the beginning is not beneficial. Your main aim should be employment in the design field, and then moving onto a ...


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but I've never seen any research backing that up There is little-to-no conclusive research on what fonts are more legible than others. There is some evidence that people read best what they are used to reading. And there is some evidence that on low-resolution screens, the less details, the better. But beyond that, don't put too much weight into ...


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My general advice: don't underline text. Or better: only underline text for ornamental / graphical purposes. Underlining for emphasizing is an heritage from the typewriter time, where there was no italic and no bold. That being said, in text processing, underlines is still required in some types of documents (depending of your country: legal documents!). ...


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If you look closely at the "U" for underline, you would see that there's a drop-down arrow as part of the button. If you click and hold the button, you will have two additional properties: "displacement" and "line width". My screenshot tool doesn't seem to want to capture that, but click and hold where the arrow is pointing.... I would suggest ...


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The font is "FF Hydra Pro Medium" form FF Hydra font family. All the Best!


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Tambor by CastleType seems to be the closest match. It doesn't have the slanted S but shares similar characteristics as Bremen Bold while keeping a similar stroke throughout. Tambor Medium Tambor Bold


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Imitation of an older convention It's clear that the designers of more recent currency symbols have their own rational for including the slahses or 'strikouts' in the symbol. It's also clear that these elements naturally evolved in older currency symbols through the use of abbreviation and shorthand. It's more than likely that modern currency symbols are ...


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A wonderful old book, well-worth keeping an eye out for is Better Type: Learn to see subtle distinctions in the faces and the spaces of text type. Achieve legible, beautiful, and expressive type every time. by Betty Binn.


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There are several software's that allow you to create fonts. Popular ones include: FontLab, Fontforge and Glyphs. If you want to get started right away, without spending too much money, there is a free book available online, which guides you through the font design process with FontForge. You might find it useful as a starting point. The book is available ...


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You can try Lynda.com it is one of the oldest. I found excerpt from this course on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPCIdtrDagc These days Canva is quite popular. The platform itself is quite user friendly. https://designschool.canva.com/blog/typography-design/ Typography is a practice and will improve with your design sense. Try to look out for ...


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I can expalin the the horizontal bars in INR (Indian Rupee) ₹ When Designer Udaya Kumar designed it he explains: The parallel lines at the top (with white space between them) are said to make an allusion to the tricolor Indian flag and also depict an equality sign that symbolizes the nation's desire to reduce economic disparity. (Wiki)


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So, I found a solution. It didn't result in changing the font (or creating one from scratch, as I was about prepared to do.) I fear this may no longer be the appropriate place for this (probably web dev, or regular SO) but will leave it here until told otherwise. Using a pretty specific combination of CSS attributes (height, font-size, and line-height) I ...


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could also be achieved by appropriate kerning instead? Typesetting conventions have been developed for over 500 years of letterpress printing. Using one character instead of manually kerning 3 metal characters each time an ellipses was used made a lot of sense. It was simply practical and also the most simple way to achieve a consistent and visually ...


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Typeface vs. Font. The first term focusses on the design, the second refers to the files you use, but the terms are often simply used interchangeably. Your legal questions. There are no general answers for this. Each font (even the free ones from Google Fonts for example) come with a license and you need to check that license to see what you are allowed to ...


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The answer to both questions depends on your personal experience with the software and with the font you are using. Some font families will not give ideal results with every option ID gives you. Personally i would try using Balance Ragged Lines under your body copy paragraph style properties. This will even out long and short lines to a more compact looking ...


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Honestly, do whatever looks best—that being said, you should use the normal punctuation in the body of the quote. Using different quotation marks isn't unheard of, they are usually styled differently to the body of the quote anyway. Just search for 'Pull quote design' in your favourite search engine: Using punctuation from a different typeface in the ...


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I don't think its that big of a deal, I'm sure it will go unnoticed. Once you know the rules, break em :p


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Do you want to mark only the place where a word is missing or do you want the reader to fill in by hand writing the missing word for an exercise? If you want the reader to fill in the missing word I would use underscore(s). If you want to give a hint you can write one underscore for one letter. If there should be no hint, use for example always 8 ...


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Based on an answer in this thread, this minus sign was used in bookkeeping, because the - was already in use. After all the amounts were put in, they were checked twice. When the amount was correct, one would mark it by putting a little horizontal bar behind it. The bar meant the amount was correct. Since the usual minus sign could be confusing and ...


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I found a similar result for what to do when missing a word. Except the result says to use 3-em dashes and not 2 if this was intentional. The en dash is used in typeset material and is shorter than the em dash, which is represented in typewritten material by two hyphens. It is used as a replacement for a hyphen when the meaning intended is ‘up to ...


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Being myself a graphic designer with some background (a BSc) in psych, my take is that typography has always associated with human cognition, with or without the awareness of the designer/typographer who designs the font or any piece that involves typography. Cognition involves things such as recognition, i.e. how to recongise shapes, associate them and ...


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Here is one reasoning I have read for the use of open em dashes (with spaces) instead of closed ones (without spaces). Some fonts have a very narrow em dash. The em dash was supposed to be used closed because it is was large enough to create a visual break. Very narrow em dashes fail in this case. If you are merely providing text without marrying it to a ...


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A typeface is an idea — an original creative thought that carries with it descriptors and traits. It can only be described, though, until you find a way to manifest it. Draw it on paper, render it in wood or metal, and nowadays, create a digital version. Now it's a font. A typeface is the creative idea. A font is the manifestation thereof. (Same with a ...



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